Liverpool will welcome back Dejan Lovren for their trip to Swansea City after the defender missed their game against Hull City with a viral infection. Manager Jurgen Klopp has to make a decision on whether to reinduct Lovren into the squad or to persist with Ragnar Klavan, who stood an impressive figure beside Joel Matic in the Reds backline.
Lovren has started four league games for the Reds thus far this season, scoring a solitary goal, and the Liverpool Echo reports that he will be in contention to return to the squad after recovering from the infection. The Reds put five past Hull but failed to keep a clean sheet, with the Tigers going down to 10 men for the second time in consecutive weeks.
Liverpool are currently fourth in the table, level with Arsenal in third but behind on goal difference. The Reds will be looking to gain maximum points against the Swans, who have struggled to put in a good run of form in the league, and go into the international break on the ascendancy.
Meanwhile, Geoginio Wijnaldum has revealed how Klopp has his team playing to their strengths as they decide every move on the pitch depending on the situation they are in. The Dutchman has been an ever-present member of the Liverpool midfield alongside Adam Lallana and Jordon Henderson with either player moving forward or staying depending on the circumstances.
"He doesn't really give a lot of jobs to players. He tells me to be free and play how I can play. But sometimes it is different," he told Liverpoolfc.com."It depends on what the other players are doing. You have to look at the other players. For example, if Lallana goes forward and Henderson also goes, I have to stay.
"Sometimes I have to get used to it because, normally, I'm the one who goes all the time. Now, I have to also look at the other players. That's the thing that has changed the most in my way of football – that I have to look more at the other players."